The Flames started and ended strong. Despite a third period set back that saw the LA Kings climb back into the game and take the lead with three goals, Calgary found a way to respond with three of their own to pull out the win. The top line dominated again and pulled out multiple point performances (Iggy, Langkow, Huselius, all with 3 points). It was a doozy–too bad it wasn’t on regular TV.

For now the Flames take top spot in the NW division which is a vast improvement from a month ago when they were near the bottom of the entire Western Conference. All of these wins are mildly surprising and also interesting because the team has yet to play numerous ‘complete games’. The top line still does all the scoring and the defence is suspect to disappear 10 minutes a game. Imagine what it would be like if these things came together. Considering we’re first now bodes well for the time we put it together, assuming we ever do.